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Giovanni Maria Bononcini (1642 – 1678) – Opus 6 – n.° 11 by Luca

Giovanni Maria Bononcini (getauft 23. September 1642 in Montecorone, Modena; † 18. November 1678 in Modena) war ein italienischer Violinist und Komponist. Seine Ausbildung erhielt Bononcini höchstwahrscheinlich durch Marco Uccellini. Im Vorwort zu seinem Lehrwerk „Musico prattico“ erwähnt Bononcini, daß er bei Padre Agostino Bendinelli (1635-nach 1702) Kontrapunktik studiert hat. Er wirkte zunächst als Kapellmeister […]

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Luca Casagrande – “Nel mar che bagna al bel Sebeto il piede” – Cantata a voce sola di Basso e Basso Continuo – Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 – 1725) by Luca

“Nel mar che bagna al bel Sebeto il piede” – Cantata a voce sola di Basso e Basso Continuo – Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 – 1725). Manuscript from S. Pietro a Majella Conservatoire. Luca Casagrande Baritono Scarlatti Camera Ensemble Artistic Director and Producer Luca Casagrande Label: Centaurus Music – 2009 – II CD Edition.

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Luca Casagrande – “Sotto l’ombra di un faggio” – Cantata per Basso, Violino solo e Basso Continuo. Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 – 1725) by Luca

“Sotto l’ombra di un faggio” – Cantata per Basso, Violino solo e Basso Continuo. Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 – 1725). Luca Casagrande Baritone Scarlatti Camera Ensemble Artistic Director and Producer Luca Casagrande. This cantata is really for Baritone voice. Aleessandro Scarlatti was a great Italian composer, often described as founder of the “Neapolitan School” of music. […]

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Maria Carla Curìa – Soprano – “Arde il mio petto amante” – Cantata per Soprano e Basso Continuo – Giovanni Maria Bononcini (1642 – 1678). by Luca

“Arde il mio petto amante” – Cantata per Soprano e Basso Continuo – Giovanni Maria Bononcini (1642 – 1678). Maria Carla Curìa Soprano Filippo Emanuele Ravizza Harpsichord Artistic Director and Producer Luca Casagrande “Jean Marie Bononcini a marché à grands pas dans la carrière de son art. C’est un des compositeurs dont le chat est […]

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The Prima Donna – by Ellen Rosand – Opera in Seventeenth-Century Venice The Creation of a Genre – UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS by Luca

The most impressive index of the singers’ growing stature was their increasing influence on the works they sang. Roles had always had to be adjusted to fit their ranges and to show off their particular vocal strengths. But singers eventually became responsible for more profound changes that involved dramatic structure and even undermined the verisimilar […]

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Magdalena Kožená – “Per te lasciai la luce” – From the Italian Cantata “Delirio Amoroso” (HWV. 99) – Georg Friedrich Händel by Luca

Magdalena Kožená – “Per te lasciai la luce” – Extract from the young G.F. Handel’s Italian Cantata “Delirio Amoroso” (1707), HWV 99 M.° Marc Minkowski Conductor Les Musiciens du Louvre – Per te lasciai la luce, ed or che mi conduce amor per rivederti, tu vuoi partir da me. Deh! ferma i passi incerti, o […]

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Luca Casagrande – “Qualor tento scoprire il mio martire” – Cantata per Basso e B.C. – A. Scarlatti (1660 -1725) by Luca

A cantata was usually composed for a particular patron or singer and often for a special occasion. Thus it became attached to that person, who might favor a few friends with manuscript copies. The cantatas of the ‘twenties and ‘thirties show progressively longer and more clearly separated sections. There is a growing differentiation between recitative […]

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The “Norma” of Rosa Ponselle by Luca

Norma was absent from the MET, since the times of Lilli Lehmann, whose last performance in the role was back in 1891. Lehmann herself, an artist of an almost incredible flexibility, able to sing more than one hundred roles, from Wagner to Bellini to Mozart, said about Norma: “the most difficult role of all… It […]

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